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THE KEMPER HERALD.
VOL. XXXIII SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1907._NO. 12 ABO) )N OF j 1 FF ON PAPER 18 REQUESTED OF PRESIDENT BY PUBLISHERS. A STENOGRAPHER FAMINE Government is Short of Pot Hook Writers and is Offering Many In ducements to Fill Vacancies. Bill I to Pension Old Soldiers. Washington.—President Roosevelt indicated to the members of the com mittee on paper of the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association that he will recommend to Congress the abolition of the tariff on press paper, wood pulp and the wood that goes into the manufacture of paper; also that he will make a recommen dation to the Department of Justice that it take immediate steps to as certain whether the anti-trust laws _ •_j’ _i i. ii. - _^ U WVUJj, UIOUWCJ tu Kf\ Uiv U1HHHJ.UV turers of paper. The promise of tlm recommenda tions by the President was obtained ttftr lie bad listened to the represen tatives of the members of the com mittee and to a petition from the na tional organizations of printers, stere otvpers, pressmen and others, all of which set forth the evidence of a combination on the part of the man ufactures of paper for the purpose of controlling the output, regulating the greatly increasing price and other wise making hindersome regulations governing the source of supply and delivery of paper. The call upon the President was made in pursuance of the following resolution, adopted by the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association at a special meeting held in New York, Sept. 19. last: ‘•’In view of the information sub mitted to the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association by its com mittee on paper, indicating that un lawful combinations of paper-mak ers had beeii accomplished and that judicial prohibtiou of such efforts had been disobeyed, the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association, hereby instructs.its committee on pq per to invite the attention of the President and Department of Jus tice to (this movement which we re gard as conspiracies in restraint of trade, and we give this instruction to the committee in order: “1. That the authority of existing statutes for repression of trade com binations may be invoked. s. mat rtie crenance oi recein judicial action prohibting participa tion in such combination by certain Western mills may be punished. “3. That the President may be put into possession of information which shall equip him to advise eon gress of the abuse of the tariff fa vors by paper manufacturers. “Resolved, That it is the seuse of this meeting that the duty on paper, wood pulp and all material entering the manufacture of printing paper should be immediately repealed.” The history and facts which make up the protest were presented by Me dill McCormick of Chicago, after which the President indicated the ac tion he would take. An investigation , of the so-called paper trust has been in progress for some* time by the De partment of Justice, and it is under stood that the President will imme diately call for the facts which have , been ascertained up to the present time. A serious famine of stenographers which steadily grows more acute, af tv'ts the federal service not only in Washington executive departments, but throughout their branch offices in the country. So greatly does the urgent and increasing demand for shorthand writers from every branch . of the government service exceed the ] supply through the civil service com mission channels that the heads of bureaus and chief clerks are seeking j to induce the younger clerks to at- ; tend night schools to learn shorthand, , so that they may be able to ease the ] situation and incidentally earn more ] money for themselves. ] “While the duties are subordin ” Qnirl an interstate commerce of ficer today, “stenographers are of all our employes the most essential to ■ the expeditions transaction of bus- t iness. The present dearth, with the ] inability of the civil service eommis- i sion to supply more, seriously retards ( our work.” i -• ■■■■■■ ■ i To Move Grain Crop. ] Secretary Cortelyou has agreed to j extend aid to Western banks in or- t der to enable them to move the grain ( crops. j More Mail Carriers. Acting Postmaster-General Hitch cock has announced the allowance of j sixty additional letter carriers for < various eities of the country, the ap- i pointmeut of the carriers to take ef- ] fecfc on he loth instant. Quiet Motto. The motto, “In God We Trust,” c has been omitted from the new $10 c gold coins. o U. S. Depository Banks. The sergeant-at-arms of the house of representatives, who is also the dis bursing officer of that body, is send ind the salaries of members from sev eral states of the Middle West and the Pacific slope by express. The ser geant-at-anns has received letters from several of these members, re turning cheeks on the treasury cov ering a month’s salary, and saying that the banks refused to cash the checks or warrants when they had tens of thousands otf dollars of gov ernment money iu their safes. United States Treasurer Treat said that banks which were government deposi tories and had thousands of govern ment money on deposit were ref using to honor government checks. He said he had written several bankers sharp letters for thus turning down treasury warrants. Another Trick Turned. Senator Knox has turned another trick for the Pittsburg banks. He saw Secretary Cortelyou and as a re sult of his conference the secretary holds that the banks in Pittsburg which are active depositories for gov n v i • . . . • CiiuiiriJi nimn tciaui uiwuojc J'i excess of the $500,000 which is the largest sum they can keep on hand under the treasury regulations. When this amount is reached the regula tions of the treasury department re quire that the excess shall be deposit ed in the subtreasury. Under the terms of agreement made today at the suggestion of Senator Knox this money may be retained in the depositories in Pittsburg upon the surrender of such .securities as th* secretary may deem acceptable. National Bank Notes. The demands of national banks for ; increased circulation continue un- j abated. Each mail brings large num- i bers of requests, indicating that the demand in all parts of the country is increasing rather than diminishing. For the last five day§_ since Novem ber 1 the treasury department has increased circulation to the amount of $7,567,450 and this is likely to be lar gely increased within the next few days. Nothing of a disturbing nature has been receive (/if the treasury de partment today tr.)d the treasury of ficials are encouragbig the belief that the money stringency has passed its most critical stages. Will Prosecute Violators. Convoforw AmMflnltiiro WllftAh 15 sued a notice regarding the interstate movement of cattle and swine affect ed with tuberculosis, giving warning that violators of the law governing th subject will be vigorously prosecuted. Where evidence is furnished to the Department of Agriculture that any person, firm or corporation has re moved from one state or territory into .another cattle or swine known to be affected with tuberculosis vig orous prosecution will be had in the federal courts under that act. Vio lations of the act are punishable by ; fine and imprisonment. To Pension Old Soldiers Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood, who was i republican member of congress 33 1 years ago, and has returned as a dem- ' oerat member has prepared a bill | ?alcnlated to bring joy to the hearts if all civil war veterans. It provides j for a pension of a dollar a day for f ill men, no matter whether privates ! ir generals, who fought for the Stars j md Stripes. The general holds that | ime has made all those who took part | n the winning side in the great strug- j ?le equal,, and that no distinction I should be made in the nation’s reward ; for their services. Itinerary of the Fleet. The fleet itinerary of Admiral Evans’ battleship fleet on its voyage o San Francisco was made public at be Navy Department. As heretofore 1 innouneed, the fleet will assemble at lampton Roads Dee. 9 and depart from there Dec. 16, touching on the vay to San Francisco at Trinidad, lio de Janeiro. Punta Arenas. C-al ao and Magdalena Bay. The date if arrival at San Francisco has not icen determined. The torpedo boat ] "lotilla will leave Hampton Roads on )ec. 2. Subig Bay Foirtification. r*rtlici/lminl nroci /vi i• rtVast 1 lia oint board of the army and navy o the question of fortifying Subig 1 Jay, in the Philippines, over which • here is said to be some difference if opiuion between the army and navy is to the wisdom of continuing the ixpenditures on a large scale. Since ic has been in the Philippines Secre ary Taft has looked personally into he conditions in the locality, and rec mmendations from him on the sub eot are looked for soe Hard Blow. Secretary Taft’s presidential boom eceived a hard blow it) Tuesday’s lections, and as a result the talk bout a third term for President toosevelt is revived at Washington 1 , < Postal Orders. 1 The New York Chamber of Com- ' tercc discussed a plan for the gov- * rnment to relieve the present, situ- ' tion by a system of postal ordere. REUNION PROVES SUCCESSFUL ARMY OF TENNESSEE HAD PLEASANT STAY IN HILL CITY. INAUGURATION PLANS Committee ie Busy Getting Matters in Shape for Jan. 20, 1908—Cash Paid for State Cotton.—Truck Crop Moving North. The meetings of survivors of the army that captured Vicksburg in 1863, on the site of their triumph* has been held and adjourned. The reunion is now matter of memory and history. It has been commonly heralded -as the rno^t memorable gatli s ii n • i i l a _ . f v>i i wvt lire ouuidj' vi i/iic iu Tennessee, since it was first formed; in the closing months of the war in North Carolina, and practically oil the battlefield. Since mat day in April, -I860, the society has never met in a southern state until 1907; when it was called to meet in Vicks burg upon the invitation of the one time Confederate stronghold. It is a pleasure to record that the people of Vicksburg did all in their power to make the reunion an enjoyable one. So did the weather. That these incidents of their sojourn in the city which is so indissolubly linked with their lives are fully appreciated by the visiting vetrans there is no rea son for doubting. ■ The deeds com memorated through their organiza tion, and the lessons they bore, have been clearly and eloquently stated in the speeches of the various ses sions, and at the banquet finale. Noel Celebration. ThiTcitizens of Jackson, led by *x Gov. Robert Lowry, Hon. J. B. Stir ling, R. H. Henry, J. C. Cavett, Bald win Mims, W. H. Watkins, S. J. Tay lor,' H. M. Quinn and other leaders of action and movement, are prepar ing for the inaugural ion of Gov.-Elect Noel, which will be the event for Jan. 20, 1908. A meeting was held recently to discuss preliminaries and to provide for committees, to whom will be intrusted the arrangements of details, which will take up the mat ter and report later. The organiza tion was effected by the election of Gov. Robert Lowry, chairman; J. B. Sterling, vice chairman; J. 0. Cavett, treasurer; Baldwin Minims, secretary, and-committees on arrangements, dec orations and reception chosen. An outline program has been sugested which contemplates a parade from the executive mansion to the capitol, with an escort composed of the state natiifnal guard, and to include the outgoing and incoming governors in carriages, followed by the other state ofncers-elect, and a reception in the lobby of the governor’s office, which is well adapted to such purposes, as las been demonstrated hitherto. In the general arrangements the details will be referred to the governor and the governor-elect, but it is believed that they will be easily satisfied, and rhat there will be no hitch when the auspicious day arrives. Seventeen Escape Seventeen prisoners sawed their way to liberty from the Madison •ounty jail at Canton at an early iour. Six of the number were await :ng trial on murder charges and hree others are well-known desper »te characters. The fugitives were last seen near Davis’ Switch sliort y before daylight, headed for Jack ton. Sheriff Owen and a posse of [leputies reached here and are now ‘itgaged in searching. The jail build ng is comparatively new. The ste'el oars were evidently ripped apart with the finest saws. Only one pris mer was left in the jail and he de fined to join the party. One of the fugitives was captured rear Madison station. The others ield on criminal offenses were as follows: Robert Togan, murder, mu ato, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, small mustache, weight about 175 rounds, good looking; Willie Morris, murder, small, yellow, nearly white, iboat 17 years old, curley hair; lance Stovall, criminal assault, mown, nearly black, about 5 feet 10 nches tall, large eyes, wore overalls; Dennis Wilson, intent to kill, light mown, about 5 feet 9 Miches in height nedium build; Duncan Brown, horse dealing, mulatto, 5 feet 9 or 10 nches tall, well-proportioned, small mustache, good looking negro. Died Suddenly. W. A. Brown, a confederate veter m and a wealthy merchant of Dea ionville, Miss., fell dead at the eor icr of Veto and Washington streets, it Vicksburg. Alleged Embezzler Caught. For (the past mouth detectives lave made fruitless attempts and pent much time in an endeavor to ateh J. J. Johnson, who is alleged o have embezzled $20,000 from a Florida turpentine company. Johu on was arrested at Wiggins by City Jarsha! Croraet as lie disembarked ’rom the early Gulf and Ship Island taasenger train. i Small Vote Polled. Official returns are coming in slow ly at the office of the secretary of state, about one-half of the counties having been heard from. The re turns indicate that the estimate of not exceeding 25,000 votes was very conservative, and it is improbable that the total will reach that figure. For instance, in Adams county only 194 votes were polled. In Rankin county, one of the -largest white coun ties in the central part of the state, only 124 votes .were polled. 'Unless the proportion shows a decided in crease in t/he counties yet to be heard from, the total vote will not be more than 20,000 which is in striking con trast to 122,000 votes polled in the democratic primary in August. Truck Crop Moving North. The shipping season opened at Long Beach by the shipment of a carload of radishes to the northern m.QT»lrrf»fa TiViia will Ha fnllrtWPtl UTI next week by another carload, and in a few days the cars will be leav ing daily. This has been an unus ually fine fall for the early garden;, and everything is growing finely, Shallots, onions, beets, parsley, let tuce, radishes, collards and cabbages are rank and thrifty. The sweet po tato yield is much above the average in quantity, quality and size. The cane crop promises a good yield of syrup. The grinding has not com menced veit, nor will it until a killing frost or cold weather. A light frost was noticed yesterday morning, hut it did not nip the vegeta'ti^i except in vey low grounds. Cash for State Cotton. The board of penitentiary trustees have succeeded in selling 300 bales more of short staple cotton, the pro duct of the Belmont place, which was sold to Greenwood parties at 11 cents and which will bring into the state treasury from $16,000 to $18,000, all the bales, as is usual with the state cot'ton, being well above the average in weight. The terms of the sale specify that payment must be made in cash, and that no certified checks or deposit notes will he recognized. The cash will come into the treasur er’s office at a time .when it is need ed, and will help in filling up some of the vacant and overdue accounts, though it will by ao means balance the account, not bv several hundred thousand dollars. Helps Vicksburg. The Mississippi railroad commis sion has received notice from Super intendent J. B. Kemp, of the Yazoo & Mississippi Yalley road, that the new Kelso-Silver City line will soon be in readiness for operation and he is now arranging a schedule which will soon be submitted to the body for approval. This road virtually gives a new short route from Yazoo City and Green wood to Vicksburg and passes through one of the most fertile sections of the delta. Heretofore, the only available rail route from Yazoo City to Vicksburg has been via Jackson, but a great deal of eot ton and other merchandise have been bandied on small steamboats on the Yazoo river. Fair Next Year. The Meridian Board of Trade and Cotton Exchange has formulated plans for the holding of a county fair next year. A committee, con sisting of Cliff Williams, John V. Parker, J. A. Gibson, Sam Neville, J. M. Heiss and Marshall Threefoot, was appointed to solicit membership for a county fair association. A mo tion was carried to invite local arch itects to submit plans for fair grounds and buildings and make esti mates. The idea is to have a county fair on a big scale and encourage the breeding of fine stock and get Meri dian on the fasttoorse circuit. Five Buried Alive. A serious disaster occurred at the Southern railway’s gravel pit at Me ridian, eight miles west of Carroll ton. While the force of hands was working the steam shovel in the pit the high buff, beneath which the ex cavation .was being made, caved in, burying five negroes beneath tons of lirt and gravel. One negro was in stantly killed. Of the other four ne groes taken out from beneath the debris, 'two are fatally and the other two badly injured. The .negroes were ill employes of the contracting com pany. Their names have not been earned. Shell Beach Drive. There is every indication now that unless the county sould run short of funds the much-taiked-of and long projected beach drive from Biloxi to Pass Christian, a distance of 23 miles, will become a reality witfhin he course of a few months. Hands of Receivers. Receivers were named for the North Powuall Manufacturing Company of S’orth Pownall, Mass., employing ibout 400 hands. Cincinnati’s Mayor. Markbreit, republican, v)Os eleotod < nayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. e-elected governor of Rhode Island. MANY” STRIKERS GOING HUNGRY HUNDREDS OF OPERATORS HUSTLING FOR WORK. but yery~few~ vacancies All Places Filled and Only Few Can Get Jobs. Vain Regrets Expressed No Truce Has Been Entered Into. New York.—In an interview 0*1. R. C. Clawry, president of the West ern Union Telegraph Company, says that the statement made by an official of the telegraphers’ union to the ef fects that a trace or agreement had been entered into between the tele grpali company and the strikers is absolutely untrue. The returning strikers will be only re-employed upon their individual application, and but a small percentage of them can be given employment. f ollowing tne oinciai caning on ojl ■the telegraphers’ strike by the local union officials, the offices of the Wes tern Union were crowded with f.p plicaants who sought to regain their old places. None were accepted how ever, the company, according to its statement, having brought its force up to the original quota Tuesday. Two hundred employes of the Postal Telegraph and Cable Company when applying for their old places in the company’s main office in this city were told that there was nothing for them, that all vacanaies had been filled. “I wish,’ said one woman who had left the building in tears, after she had been told that there was no work for her, “that 'the advices of former President Small in urging against a general strike had been accepted.’’ A man whose place also had been permanently filled in speaking of the action of former President Small, said: “Mr. Small was represented to us j as the enemy of our intersts and we ! were led to believe that the time was opportune to get what we wanted. Now we know better and some gen- | nvmon nuv »»»-■* xi -- in the Commercial Telegraphers’ Un- : ion will find themselves high and dry at the next convention. That is, of course, if any convention should be held.” Breaks Former Record. New York.—With ten millions of gold in her strong box and a new j transatlantic record written in her log, the Cunard turbiner Lusitania steamed past Sandy Hook lightship j and docked soon after daylight. Tu : one grand performance the vessel | broke her own world’s record and brought to the relief of the money j market here $12,000,000 in gold. In- , cidentally she added several new ree ; ords to her credit. There include the j best single day’s run, 618 knots, made j Nov. 6; an average of more than 600 j knots for every full day, and an av- J erage hourly speed of 24.25 knot* for the full 2,781 miles. Total Cotton Ginned. The census bureau issued its bulle tin showing the total cotton crop of this year’s growth ginned up to No vember 1 to be 6,167,600 tables, as compared with 6,906,395 for 1906. The figures are the result of the in vestigations of the special agents of | the bureau, which in addition to the . figures given, show that there were 26.135 ginneries in operation, as com pared with 27,370 for 1906. In the computation round bales ar counted as half bales. - -r -- Miners Lose Lives. Douglas, Ariz.—A confirmed story with details lacking has been re ceived here of a terrible powder ex plosion near Necerazi, Ariz., late in the afternoon when ten men proba bly most of them Mexicans, were killed. The explosion occurred on the tiatrrow guage railroad that goes frr»m Mewrazi to the mines near i Bdsbee. The powder that exploded : was in two cars. The men killed ; were employees of the Montezuma - Copper Company, a Phelps-Dodge j concern. i Cannot Tax Estate. Philadelphia, Pa.—The orphan’s j court of this city has decided that j Dr. Thomas W. Evans, the famous dentist who died in Paris several j years ago and over whose estate . there has been much litigation was a Parisian and that the state of Penn sylvania has no right to collect the collateral inheritance tax on the prop erty located in France. Strike Called Off. Atlanta. Ga.—At a meeting of the members of the Telegraphers’ union tn this city at which all the leaders were present it was voted to call off ■ the strike. A telegram from Mem phis states that the Memphis union las also called off their strike. _ _ i, New Jersey’s Governor. Fort, republican, was elected gov ernor of New Jersey. _ ... OLIVER.PINNIE GROCER CO. t ] Memphis, Team, Aug. 27, 1908- [I Mr. R. G. Winter. tf Houston, Miss. If Dear Sir:— As to Business Colleges, there are quite a number H here, but tho only one of which we know personally is tho V MACON & ANDREWS College. 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KUYKENDALL, Cashier of the BanK of Kemper, and and let him “write you up” in the T A 1 MISSISSIPPI'S Lamar Mutual, cog°«HT Eastland's Drug Are plentiful at my store, because I run a drug store and carry a stock that belongs exclusively to the drug trade I have a fine line of Paints, Oils. Varnishes, Coloring Brushes, Etc.—in fact, all a painter n.vds. I also carry a good line of Stationery, Tooth Brushes, Combs, ihir Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, and all Toilet Article*. Prescription Work a Specialty—day or night, and all pure drugs used. Prices the lowest on all things. 1 keep an up-to-date line of CIGARS I sell in quantity lots at wholesale prices. I am willing, and anxious to serve all, SCOOBfl, - - MISSISSIPPI H. W. RENCHER. Physician & Surgeon. Seooba, Miss. Offers his professional services to the people of Seooba and lCciupev Counties. Special attention given to office work. J. B. MOONEY, Physician & Surgeon Seooba, Miss. Particular attention given to sur gical cases. Office, Ward's Drug Store. W. C. ANDERSON, Physician & Surgeon, Will respond to calls Night or Day. Office at Eastland’s Drug Store, Seoo ba, Mississippi. T. T. CHILES, Fhysician & Surgeon, WahnlaK, Miss. Tenders his professional services to the people of Wahalak and vicinity. .. « r» 1 V* t.l aiis aiKswfiwii «mu iwguv, Gen. B. Neville. R. E. Wilho-irx NEVILLE & WILBOUR.N, Attorneys- at-Law, Meridian. Miss. Offices: Masonic Temple Building Fourth Street, between Twenty-*.v and and Twenty-third A vs. Rooms 21 26. Branch Office—Scoobs. Miss. GEORGE H. ETHRIDGE, Attorney-at-Lsw. DeKalb, Miss. General law practice in all tin Courts of Mississippi. Special atten tion given to legal writings and col lections. J. E. TINSLEY, I y Dental Surgeon, Scooba, Miss. Offers his professional services to the people of Kemper County. All kinds of dental wnk done neatly and aiouiptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. — i |ii&nn<Ary THE TROY STEAM LAUND&Y, Meridian, Miss. Will do your Laundry Work Neatly, Cheaply and I‘/omptly JAS. D. FRENCH Agent at Scocba. •Slit free- (il.Hwt Hjren.’v for «n<Arrtn* Patent* taken tbrouxh Jlun* At Co. receiw iptclal notice, without chsrca, in tho Scientific American. A Imndaoniolr llUntrntei weeklv. f,»ree-.. pie dilution of anv eoientlUe Vn"*!. AVroi*, • jnar; four month*. 13. Sold hyall newHrtealoi*. laurepj & L0.3e,Broa-*ov new inm Branch GUea 625 F Bt- Wwihtnulon. D. C* Job Printing m AT THE w Herald Office